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Neurosciences, Education and Special Education

Volos 8/3/2017

The Postgraduate Studies Programme “Science of education: Special Education" and the Laboratory of Learning, Speech and Communication Impairments of the Department of Special Education of the University of Thessaly, in collaboration with the field of Neuropsychology of the Hellenic Psychological Society, co-organise the “Neurosciences, Education and Special Education” conference, which will be held on Wednesday March 8 2017, at 16:00, in the Kordatos amphitheatre, at the University of Thessaly, in Volos.

The scope of the conference is the recent findings in the field of neurosciences, which can be applied in various fields of education and special education in particular. Distinguished speakers from five institutions of Higher Education will take part in the conference, explicating subjects concerning the existing reality in the field of education in general, and in the field of special education specifically. All proposals during the first part of the conference aim to showcase ways in which neuroscientific research can shed light on how to gain a better understanding of the significantly complex processes that support the learning development and answer all questions related to the repercussions of brain research in everyday life and education. During the second part of the conference, all speeches aim to present ways in which knowledge resulting from the field of neuroscience has contributed to the well-rounded comprehension of the causes of developmental disorders, to better depict the characteristics of these people, and to pave the way for the early detection, accurate diagnosis, and early educational intervention for students with special educational needs.